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Sequencing Time
In this activity, students gain an understanding of relative and numerical time by placing events in sequence and assigning relative times to the events. This will familarize them with the methods used by scientists to develop the geologic time scale. This activity contains objectives, materials, procedure, and extensions.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1996-2000 by The Museum of Paleontology of The University of California, Berkeley; the Regents of the University of California; and The Paleontological Society. No part of the referring document residing on the server, may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without prior written permission of the publisher, except for educational purposes, and in no case for profit.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-426
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Systems, order, and organization
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University of California Museum of Paleontology


Author: Judith Scotchmoor
University of California Museum of Paleontology